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Rock Band 2, Pure
Rock Band 2: Xbox 360 (due out Oct. 19 for PlayStation 3, Nov. 18 for Wii and PlayStation 2) Rated Teen, Pure: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Rated Everyone

If you like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, you'll totally dig Rock Band 2. The differences are mostly slight but important.

There's a new online multiplayer mode, so you can compete against people online. And the Rock Band 2 bundle ($190) comes with wireless guitar/bass, drums and microphone. There are 84 songs and 20 free downloadable songs.

As usual, the tunes are a hodgepodge of rock subgenres, featuring one song by each band, including Nirvana's "Drain You," Journey's "Any Way You Want It" and Panic at the Disco's "Nine in the Afternoon." You can also spend a few bucks to import scores of old Rock Band songs.

Pure is a pretty good ATV racing game that avoids being a driving simulator by giving you huge ramp jumps to execute. While you're in the air, you pull off tricks like doing 360-degree flips or merely standing on your seat in midair.

There are plenty of challenges, like finding gas cans and tricks along courses. You build your ATVs from scratch, picking parts that give you more speed, better nitrous boosts or stronger trick powers.

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